|Ryder Mansfield, Keuka
Photo by Rohel Duncan, courtesy of Keuka athletics
The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll, in its 22nd season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.
|Aston Francis, Sr.
|G||Allison Chernow, Jr.
|Micah Elan, Jr.
|G||Kyncaide Diedrich, Sr.
|Dimitrius Underwood, Jr.
|G||Cassandra Stapelfeld, So.
|Ty Nichols, Sr.
|F||Nicole Conley, Sr.
|Ryder Mansfield, Sr.
|F||Bryce Frank, Sr.
|Games of Nov. 19-25, 2018|
Chernow averaged 32 points, ending the weekend shooting 58.1 percent (18-of-31) from the floor, including, 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from three-point range, and 89.5 percent (17-of-19) from the foul line. In addition, she paced the club with an average of 6.5 rebounds per outing. In a double-overtime battle against Transylvania, Chernow totaled a career-high 39 points, including nine-of-11 from three-point range. She followed that performance with a 25-point afternoon in a 69-57 victory over Denison.
Diedrich led Stout to a 3-0 record as the Blue Devils defeated Hamline University, 72-62, Albion College, 70-62, and Berea College, 64-59. Diedrich was selected as the MVP of the North Park University tournament after scoring 21 points and seven rebounds against Albion in the opening game and 19 points and 10 rebounds against Berea in the championship game. For the week, Diedrich averaged 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Stapelfeld averaged 28 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals per game, while shooting 47.3% (26-55) from the floor, including 65% (13-20) from three-point range and also shot 86.4% (19-22) from the free throw line. She capped the weekend by setting a school record for points by a sophomore with 35 and also established a program mark for made three-pointers with seven.
Conley led Union to a 56-52 comeback victory over St. John Fisher on Saturday, pouring in 24 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds while adding five blocks and four steals. She scored 16 of Union's 28 points in the second half, including eight straight in the fourth quarter as part of a game-ending 14-2 run.
Frank led the Roos to a 60-57 upset victory over No. 14 UT-Dallas scoring 23 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the win. After UTD had taken a 51-50 lead late in game, the senior forward scored four straight to put Austin College back on top. The win marked the first time since 2012 that Austin College has beaten UTD.
Francis scored 42 points last Saturday in an 89-87 victory at LeTourneau, he made five three-pointers to move into second place on Wheaton's all-time list and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in the victory on Saturday. Francis helped lead Wheaton to an 86-71 victory on Tuesday night against Calvin with 30 points.
Elan led the Sagehens to a win over No. 4 ranked Whitman in double overtime 112-109. Elan had a career-high with 38 points and tallied six assists and six rebounds. That was the first win in program history over a top-4 ranked opponent.
Underwood averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds per game last week as he sparked the Comets to a 4-0 mark, including a win over No. 6 Whitworth, in which he poured in 29 points and added 11 rebounds while shooting 12-for-20 from the floor and adding five assists and four steals. Underwood hit the game-winning layup as part of a 22-point and 10-board performance in Wednesday's 72-71 road win over Hardin-Simmons to open ASC play. In the Comets' four games last week, he shot 56.1 percent from the field and was 20-of-25 from the free-throw line over the four games.
Nichols averaged 34 points on 52% shooting from the field, 40% shooting from 3 point range, with 5.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 2.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks. He scored a career high 42 points in a win over Albertus Magnus, then added 26 points and six assists against No. 5 MIT.
Mansfield has career-highs in both points and rebounds while becoming the first Keuka player in five years to score 30 points. He lead the Wolves to their first victory over Hilbert since the 2005-06 season.